This is a great resource on famous African Americans! It specifies grades 3-4, but I can see this book being adapted for second and used for 5th. Each page contains a picture, biography, a follow-up exercise, and a Brainwork feature for extension. This would be great for independent reading comprehension activities.
Here is a list of the individuals included in this awesome resource:
George Washington Carver
Madame C. J. Walker
Mary McLeod Bethune
Martin Luther King, Jr.